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Hector Heritage Quay, Pictou

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History Museum Museum
Get a sense of Nova Scotia's past with a visit to the region's emblematic Hector Heritage Quay, with inextricable ties to the very foundation of this province. Docked on a picturesque waterfront, the replica ship here represents the first to arrive as part of a wave of Scottish immigration to the region in 1773. Take a guided tour to find out what conditions were like on board, and learn more about these first settlers. With our online itinerary creator, Pictou attractions like Hector Heritage Quay can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Really interesting and informative. Well laid out. Volunteers were all knowledgeable. The walking tour was great around the building but stepping onto the boat changed the whole perspective of the eno...  more »
  • We wanted to visit this attraction to get a better idea of the Scottish immigration to Nova Scotia. It's a relatively new museum and reproduction ship, so I was surprised to see how little interactivi...  more »
  • A tour of the ship is preceded by a visit to a museum. Unfortunately, this makes the story worth, the texts are long and dry (and not available in french, except with an audioguide that reads in a snail visit). The content is interesting, but should focus on a few important information for understanding the history of the Ship Hector. The ship is in him even very faithfully reconstituted, but no interpretation is available on-site, unfortunately. We toured so quickly despite the price paid.
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